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Old 07-31-2018, 11:42 AM   #1
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I have gotten into some bad spots with Google Maps. The RV specific navigation systems sound great. But when I read the customer reviews, it seems they aren't any better. I have researched all the Garmin products which sound good but a lot of the reviews say save your money.

I'm looking for feedback on this forum as we are all RV drivers. I drive a 37' Tropical.

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Purchased a RM RVND7 last month. Went from NJ to Pa to Ark, back to Pa back to NJ, then to Lake George. So far is working well. The RM unit takes a little getting used to, not as easy to use as Garmin, but not bad when you get used to it. I always double check my route with a trucker's atlas.
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There are many treads on this topic on irv2. No navigation system is perfect or a substitute for good planing. I always double check my proposed route with paper maps when not on the interstate. I find five minutes in the morning with my coffee saves a whole lot of headaches.
That said I have run the Rand McNally based system for years with little trouble. It sometimes directs me routes that are not the most direct but, since I have checked the maps I can easily force it to recalculate.
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I am a Google map fanboy...until I got a fifth wheel and got into a couple difficult situations with height clearance. Agreed on the bad RV GPS reviews.

I tried a trucker's atlas. I must admit my manual mapping skills have given way to ease and simplicity of the GPS.

I went with the Garmin DEZL. It is for truckers. (Ie, length, width and height constraints). Good reviews. I figure it the truckers didn't like it it wouldn't make it in the market.
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I don’t know what I am doing wrong. No matter where I type in “navigation systems” in the search boxes, all I see come up is my last post on that subject.
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Just press the user cp tab on the upper left if you are trying to view the whole thread you started. If you are trying* to search for other threads try using “gps” or model names.
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